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"We can choose to pick up a beer whenever we fancy. But if we want to put that beer down, all of a sudden there are diseases, character defects, meetings, and counseling treatment sessions to contend with. Instead of labeling the failure to remain sober as “the disease” we should be looking at the messages we are sending those who are seeking help. The messages these people get when they enter treatment “You are powerless”, “You will always have the disease”, “Once an alcoholic, always an alcoholic”; I believe lends itself to the endless struggle and failure we see in recovery." - T

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